4-H Family Gives Back to Local ProgramUniversity of Illinois Extension News – July 8, 2015

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4-H Family Gives Back to Local Program

Do you know the 4-H pledge? What the H’s stand for? It goes a little something like this-“I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service, and my health to better living-for my club, my community, my country and my world.” At a time when it seems like the world is moving and changing too fast, 4-H remains a program centered on giving youth life and leadership skills. It allows members to explore their interests, while also teaching the importance of helping others and giving back to their community.

When something has had a great impact on your life, it can be hard to put that into words. Long time 4-H members, and their families know and appreciate what they have gained from the program—but sometimes aren’t sure how to express it. Patrick Suchomski is one of those long time 4-H members, wrapping up his last year in 4-H this summer. In honor of his last year in 4-H the Suchomski family is donating a quilt to be auctioned off at the livestock auction on July 8. Proceeds from the quilt will go to the Washington County 4-H program.

The Livestock Auction always features steers, barrows, goat and sheep wethers, and rabbit meat pens but 4-H members who take dairy projects also have the opportunity to sell dairy products. Between the livestock, dairy products, and this year a beautiful quilt there is something for everyone at the auction, which kicks off at 6:30 p.m. on July 8.

For more information about 4-H call the Washington County Extension Office at 618-327-8881.

Upcoming Events

July 8 4-H Livestock Shows

July 9 4-H Dairy Show

July 9 Kid’s Day

July 9 Farm Olympics

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, contact the extension office at (618)327-8881.

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